Thursday, March 16, 2006

French students protest new labor law

The law would make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers.
"They're offering us nothing but slavery," said Maud Pottier, 17,
a student at Jules Verne High School in Sartrouville, north of
Paris, who was wrapped in layers of scarves as protection
against the chilly, gray day. "You'll get a job knowing that
you've got to do every single thing they ask you to do because
otherwise you may get sacked. I'd rather spend more time
looking for a job and get a real one."

That's fine, Maud, now go get your shine box.


8th Man said...

This story brings me a certain amount of entertainment. If anyone asks me why I don't hold Europe as the ideal, I can simply point to these protests as one of the main reasons.
What a bunch of screwballs taking to the streets in an effort to block a law that would have a worker be responsible for being worth paying.
Can you imagine wanting to start a small business and knowing if you hired some young person who turned out to be an idiot, you had to keep him around for TWO YEARS?!!??
Gosh I wonder why the French economy isn't everything it could be.
And what's up with comparing this law to slavery?
Can this retard be serious? Possibly being fired from a job because you're incompitant just isn't quite the same as being sold into unpaid servitude and worked to death.
Why are students sometimes the best hope for a better future and other times a bunch of whining spoiled slack-jawed knuckle draggers who think they know everything and seldom possess any wisdom?

Jeffrey Hill said...

You hit the nail on the head - eloquently, 8th man.